Monday, June 9, 2008

Adaptation: Are You Getting Better or Worse

The following illustrate that your body is ALWAYS adapting! You are either getting better or worse; so pick one!

Cardiac atrophy in women following bed rest.

Conclusion: “Cardiac atrophy occurs in women similar to men following sedentary 60 days HDT (head-down tilt) bed rest. However, exercise training and, to a lesser extent, protein supplementation may be potential countermeasures to the cardiac atrophy associated with chronic unloading conditions such as in spaceflight and prolonged bed rest.”

Microgravity and cardiac atrophy: no sex discrimination.

Conclusion: Not available